Soundside Park
Soundside Park
4.5

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conniecat
Topsail Island, NC1,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
This park is the perfect place to go when you want to get off the beach. Whether you spend the day or just an hour, there's lots to do at Soundside Park.

The park is located next to the Topsail Island swing bridge, making it a nice place to get photos of the bridge, passing boats, wetlands and wildlife.

There is a large playground area for children and several pavilion type picnic areas. The park is build around a small bay and there is a boardwalk that goes around it. There's a boat launch, fishing pier and several other platforms out over the water. There's a long boardwalk out over the wetlands that stretches between the park and ends up closer to the ocean. That boardwalk also features a wooden replica of the swing bridge. It is very scenic.

The park is also the site of many activities throughout the summer, including movies and concerts in the park on Friday nights. The Surf City website has info surfcity.govoffice.com
Written June 5, 2013
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willzzz987
Wake Forest, NC50 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Avoid Surf City, the police will write a $50 parking ticket and there will not be a no parking sign in sight! They will never get another dime from me as a tourist. In today's Internet age they actually think they can do this without some negative feedback? I spend more than $50 on a restaurant tab, they will have to live with the lost revenue from me and my friends and of course everyone on TripAdvisor! There are lots of other beaches to go to in that area.
Written September 15, 2019
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TheOlives
Chapel Hill13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
My kids favorite playground on the island (there are several in Surf City which I think is fabulous.) Great crabbing and fishing for the little ones too. Park and Recreation do a great job sponsoring things at the park for holidays and friday nights. Its well maintained and always a hub of activity at the boat launch. Decent parking and bathroom facilities. Lovely views of the sound and swingbridge. Fun place to visit playground, walk around to see the views, throw a frisbee, and picnic (there's some nice covered picnic tables as well as nice glider loveseats to take in the view.)
Written October 9, 2016
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MissyPA71
Wilmington, NC1,592 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
Located right after the bridge going into Surf City, clean with ample parking and clean bathrooms. On Friday evenings during the summer, they offer a free 'family movie night'. You can bring your own snacks and lounge chairs. Pet friendly, with a nice park for the kids. Walking pier adds to the scenery. They also have a walkway that heads towards the beach, which is about a four minute walk. Boat ramp and fishing too, nice to picnic or just sit by the water and enjoy the view.
Written June 17, 2014
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steve s
Fayetteville, NC3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
Decided to take a trip to Surf City where I use to fish almost every weekend in the 70's. I was suprised to see so much development in the area. I noticed a new area just to the right as you cross the old bridge. I turned in to see what it was and was pleasantly surprised to see a new
Sound side recreation area. Complete with new pier, boat launches, picnic areas, playgrounds, and an outdoor theater for movies/stage shows on weekends. Still have the ole memories of wading through the mud and grass to fish there, but its amazing now for families and friends
Written May 30, 2014
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Justin Green
McDermott, OH71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
I hadn't been to Topsail Island in over ten years and decided to check out this park since it was not there when I was last on the island. I am glad I did! The pier doesn't look like much but if you enjoy catching fish then you need to go there. As soon as my hook hit the water I had a fish on the line and that's no exaggeration. They also have restroom facilities on site so that's handy!
Written August 28, 2016
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pparrothead
Wilmington, NC4,215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Solo
I visited the Sound Side park after visiting Surf City for business this past week. The park is meticulously maintained by the city. There is a nice children's play area, a gazebo for outdoor concerts, boat ramps, and a boardwalk for just strolling around and enjoying some amazing views....

There is plenty of parking and it is close to some take out restaurants for bringing back your lunch and sitting outside to enjoy your meal.

The Surf City people have a winner in Sound Side Park......
Written August 13, 2016
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momgiggly
Buffalo, NY62 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
The park is always clean. On Tuesday they have a market set up. There was a free concert on Friday Evening and one night there was a free outdoor children's movie. A few shelters are there with picnic tables and they always appear to be clean as well. Just love being so close to the sound. You can relax and watch some incredible sunsets.
Written August 9, 2016
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4StarTraveler1
Lindenhurst, NY98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014
A pretty little park on the Intracoastal Waterway just over the swing bridge in Surf City, NC. In the summer they have a calendar of concerts and family friendly movies. Always nice to be outdoors with a great view and a little music!
Written July 21, 2015
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crabbytoro
Wilmington, OH136 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
This park has several wooden walkways that go out over the water. You can fish off the walkways also. There are public bathrooms available. Nice view of the new bridge and you could also watch the old swing bridge from these walkways. Nice perk - there's a Little Library in the park where you can "take a book - leave a book".
Written May 17, 2020
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